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Project by Dusty56 posted 1582 days ago 2752 views 9 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

.....No new stock was cut during the making of these boards…..

“Tis the season for gift giving and what better way to clean out the cut-off box than to make something useful and hopefully desirable at the same time from this repurposed wood. This proved to be more time consuming obviously than using preselected boards to make the projects from….I originally was just going to glue everything together and cut it into pieces from there but the multivariable lengths and thicknesses quickly changed my thought (or lack of ) process. I’m undecided at this time as to what edge and corner treatment to give the little one which is only 9/16” x 5”x 5.75”......I was going to use it as an accent strip in another board as it used to be 18” long , but some how it led me to the chopsaw and I guess that this is what it really wanted to be in the end ….LOL

Species used were : PurpleHeart , QSWO , Paduak , Ash , Maple , Cherry , Bubinga , Black Walnut , and will be finished with Mineral Oil .

Happy Holidays to all !!!
Thanks for looking , now get out to your shop and give those cut-offs a second life ! : )

ps: the two larger boards (also scrap) at the bottom of the pile are awaiting edge treatments and juice grooves and will be posted soon…..thanks

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )





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Andrew

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#1 posted 1582 days ago

Thanks, good use. I didn’t know people could make cutting boards from wood until I saw this post. JK.
I do need to make some of these soon, maybe a summer project. It is awful difficult to glue up in an unheated garage in MN during the winter.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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thiel

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#2 posted 1582 days ago

I really like the simplicity of the corner hole. Nice touch!

-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency

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Bob #2

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#3 posted 1582 days ago

Dusty you have a better scrap box than me.

I f tried that they would all be random pieces of MDF! <g>

Nice job , nice result!

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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cabinetmaster

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#4 posted 1582 days ago

Great job Dusty. I need to finish a few more that I have glued up but that will have to wit till I get back on my feet,,,,,,,,,,,,,LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 1582 days ago

Hahahaha…I haven’t tried MDF in a cutting board yet…..I wonder what Mineral Oil would do to it..LMAO
Thanks Bob 2…..how are those BCH’s coming along ?

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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scrappy

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#6 posted 1582 days ago

I just love seeing all these projects made from SCRAP! My problem is, I go out and purchase LESS then you have in scrap! haha All my projects are small so my scrap is only good for, rings, handles, finials, etc…

Great job. Nice combo of colors and woods. It is a little more time consumeing to use random pieces, but I think your time was well spent.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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degoose

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#7 posted 1582 days ago

Scrappy come and raid my scrap bins… anytime….
Len nice job… next thing you will be doing endgrain….

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 1582 days ago

Hi Larry , my hesitation on doing the endgrain boards is that all of my stock has been selected for their facegrain and I’d hate to waste the effect by gluing the faces together. Maybe I’ll scoop up some wood without looking at its faces and venture down the endgrain path : )
Hi Scrappy , I’m a collector of bits and pieces and I hate to see wood going to waste or to the stove , so I’ve got quite a collection of scrap.
Hi cabinetmaster , Speedy recovery to you !
Hi Thiel , thank you…I don’t usually make boards this small , but I agree that the hole is a nice touch and makes the board easier to pick up as well as hang if you’ld like to.
Hi Andrew….where do you keep your glue during the winter months ? Thanks for the humor in your comment : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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Andraxia

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#9 posted 1582 days ago

WOW

You have been busy making these wonderful boards!

Hugs
Belinda

-- The wood slayer - Yes dear I did plan to make more kindling out of that wood I have been drying for the last year - honest!

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matt garcia

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#10 posted 1582 days ago

You know, that is a great idea for me and my scrap!! I could give them away as after Christmas gifts that no one counted on!!! Great job on the boards!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Monty Queen

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#11 posted 1582 days ago

AWSOME, WOW. I love those cutting boards they look so good, and charming.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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dustbunny

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#12 posted 1582 days ago

Sweetness !!
Len, I like the darker one- I think it is walnut. Nice lines and color.
They are all great : )

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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ellen35

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#13 posted 1581 days ago

Len,
This year my big seller were bar boards.. like your little one. Everyone wanted one to keep on the counter for all the little slicing jobs. You certainly got some mileage out of scraps!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Loucarb

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#14 posted 1581 days ago

Great job with the scraps all the boards look great and they’ll all make great gifts. Happy Holidays

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BarbS

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#15 posted 1581 days ago

These are great…what nice gifts they’ll make. Nice work!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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